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Turkish Letters

by Ogier De Busbecq

Turkish Letters Synopsis

Intelligent but unpretentious, gossipy yet honest, inquiring and unprejudiced - de Busbecq is the sort of man we would all like to meet on our travels. As Habsburg ambassador to the 16th-century court of Suleyman the Magnificent he missed nothing: the intrigue of Roxelana at court, the unloading of Spanish prisoners of war, the yoghurt diet of country Turks, the brutal realities of 16th-century realpolitik, and the charming, but expensive, habit of being wecomed with gifts of flowers by Janissary guardsmen. De Busbecq brings Constantinople, at the heyday of Ottoman power, bursting into life. This is eyewitness history at its best.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780907871699
Publication date: 1st June 2001
Author: Ogier De Busbecq
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Classic travel writing, Asian history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Diaries, letters & journals,

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